Tim Burton's Use Of Unorthodox Techniques In Sleepy Hollow

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Everyone has their little secrets Sleepy Hollow is a mysterious horror movie directed by director Tim Burton in 1999. Tim Burton is famous for making dark, fantasy and Gothic style movies like Edward Scissorhands and Corpse Bride. In this movie, Ichabod is a constable who believes sciences and unorthodox techniques and tries to challenge the old traditional justice system at that time. Later he is sent to investigate a series killer who has killed a lot of people in Sleepy Hollow and the heads all are taken. People there believe the killer is the headless horseman who is a Hessian mercenary was killed during a war and his head was chopped off. Ichabod doesn’t believe the superstitious story. He begins the investigation to search for a logical explanation for the murder. Through investigation, he falls in love with Baltus Van Tassels’ daughter Katrina who is also attracted by Brom. After witnessing a lot of murder, Ichabod finds that Lady Van Tassel uses the skull to control the headless horseman to avenge her family. At last, Ichabod gives back the headless horseman’s …show more content…
The camera follows the main protagonist Ichabod and comes into a Gothic style ballroom and steps into the middle of party game. Even though he is trying to go straightly to find Baltus and avoid getting involved into other people, he’s still caught by Katrina and kissed by her. The composition of this scene reveals the future relationship among Ichabod, Katrina and Brom by covering Brom’s face when Katrina kisses Ichabod. As soon as it happens, the camera reveals the reaction upon Brom’s face then stays on his face for few second for detailed facial expression. Obviously, Brom gets jealous at Ichabod and later he tries to find a reason to have a fight with him. From this scene, Burton gives an introduction and a hint to his audiences how relationship will become between Ichabod and

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